Below is a list of my favorite movies set during the 1600s:
TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES SET DURING THE 1600s
1. "The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge" (1974) - Richard Lester directed this adaptation of the second half of Alexandre Dumas père's 1844 novel, "The Three Musketeers". The movie starred Michael York, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Faye Dunaway.
2. "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1977) - Richard Chamberlain portrayed duel roles in this loose adaptation of Alexandre Dumas père's 1847-50 novel, "The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Directed by Mike Newell, the movie co-starred Jenny Agutter, Patrick McGoohan and Ralph Richardson.
3. "The Three Musketeers" (1973) - Richard Lester directed this adaptation of the first half of Alexandre Dumas père's 1844 novel, "The Three Musketeers". The movie starred Michael York, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch and Faye Dunaway.
4. "Adventures of Don Juan" (1948) - Errol Flynn starred in this swashbuckling movie as the infamous Spanish nobleman and fencing master for King Philip III and Queen Margaret of Spain's court, who comes to the aid of the couple when another nobleman plots to steal the throne from them. Vincent Sherman directed.
5. "The New World" (2005) - Terrence Malick wrote and directed this cinematic look at the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement. The movie starred Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale.
6. The Three Musketeers" (1948) - George Sidney directed this adaptation of Alexandre Dumas père's 1844 novel. The movie starred Gene Kelly, Van Heflin, Lana Turner and June Allyson.
7. "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2005) - Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson starred in this adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's 1999 historical novel about a Dutch housemaid; her employer, painter Johannes Vermeer; and the creation of his famous 1665 painting. Peter Webber directed.
8. "The Wicked Lady" (1945) - Margaret Lockwood starred in this adaptation of Magdalen King-Hall's 1945 novel, "Life And Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton". Directed by Leslie Arliss, the movie co-starred James Mason and Patricia Roc.
9. "Forever Amber" (1947) - Otto Preminger directed this adaptation of Kathleen Winsor's 1944 novel about the rise of a 17th century English orphan. Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde starred.
10. "The Crucible" (1996) - Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder starred in this adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1953 stage play about the Salem Witch Trials. The movie was directed by Nicholas Hytner.